I sat there wrestling with God's Word. We were challenged to spend 45 minutes in prayer in the middle of the workshop I was facilitating. And I was really struggling. I had returned to this place of questioning God once again. Here is the verse from 2 Corinthians we were meditating on: "My grace is sufficient, for my power is made perfect in weakness."
This was happening just last night. I could not accept God's gracious promise. I was too busy and had too much going on so I decided to skip this edition of the Weekly Journey. Then at 5:47 this morning He woke me up to read this Weekend's Gospel.
On the last and greatest day of the feast,
Jesus stood up and exclaimed,
“Let anyone who thirsts come to me and drink.
As Scripture says:
Rivers of living water will flow from within him who believes in me.”
He said this in reference to the Spirit
that those who came to believe in him were to receive.
There was, of course, no Spirit yet,
because Jesus had not yet been glorified. John 7:37-39
But Jesus has been glorified! And the Spirit is with us! What does that mean to you and me? Rivers of living water? Yes! You and I have within us the awesome power to bring life to a dying world. The key? If we try to do it in our own strength we will fail. We have to accept and trust that this power is within us!
I have never completed this blog this quickly before. But after reading the Gospel I had to accept that I had the Spirit in me and I said, "I trust you Holy Spirit." And I began typing.
I am trusting that the Spirit is speaking through me. If you hear from Him please share with me what He said. More importantly, know that if you trust in His Power, His Spirit, living water will flow from within you! That is what Pentecost is to you and me today!